|Wood type: yew|
Length: 11½ inches
Core: Kelpie Hair
Yew is the Wood of Death. Used for its strength for bows in Greek times. The yew tree's branches grow into the ground, thus when the central trunk dies, the tree lives on as the branches become trees. It symbolizes transformation, great age, and reincarnation. Yew is especially good in spells involving spirits or raising the dead, and also in the dark arts, as well as in defense magic and shield charms.
Yew's personality is Enduring.
Kelpie hair comes from the mane of a Kelpie, a water demon commonly found in Britton and Ireland, who often takes the shape of a horse. The most famous Kelpie is referred to by Muggles as the Loch Ness monster. Kelpie's are adaptable creatures, and thus the wand is a good core for most types of magic, but especially water magic.